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Competitors in the women's 5000m final run at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Associated Press | August 30, 2015 3:07 am
The Latest: Absel Kiprop wins again at Bird’s Nest in 1,500
  • FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, Southern California pays against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles has agreed to a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee that will make it America's bid city for the 2024 Olympics if the city council signs off on it next week. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)
    AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 7:13 pm

    Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, the USOC will announce Los Angeles as its candidate, a person familiar with the process told The […]

  • Lewisberry, Pa. players celebrate after the game-winning hit by Chayton Krauss (25) during the sixth inning of the United States Championship baseball game against Pearland, Texas at the Little League World Series tournament, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    Pennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 2:57 pm

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss had never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, giving Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, and a berth in […]

  • U.S. Open Tennis defending women's champion Serena Williams speaks during a press conference at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Williams is in position to win the Grand Slam this year if she wins the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
    Even No. 2 Halep rooting for Serena to win US Open
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 12:05 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The No. 2 women’s tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open. Simona Halep raised some eyebrows last weekend after she lost to the top-ranked American in the Cincinnati final, saying during the trophy presentation, “I know you can do four.” In other words, complete the Grand […]

  • United States' Ashton Eaton reacts as he celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's decathlon in a world record points tally of 9,045 at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    Ashton Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 10:33 am

    BEIJING (AP) — This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just a little deeper. So Eaton gritted his teeth and charged ahead, grimacing as he stepped over a low railing and […]

  • Britain's Mo Farah celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 5000m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
    1 would have been enough before, now Farah has a handful
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 10:04 am

    BEIJING (AP) — Only seven years ago, Mo Farah was daydreaming about winning a medal — just one, any color. On Saturday, the British distance runner was on the track posing with Usain Bolt at the Bird’s Nest as the friends continue to collect gold by the bagful. With his runaway victory in the 5,000 […]

  • Carter’s cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott
    Associated Press | August 29, 2015 12:11 am

    ATLANTA (AP) — Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace. That doesn’t mean the former world record-holding swimmer has backed off from his belief that staying home in 1980 was a huge mistake. “We were just pawns,” Beardsley […]

  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt takes a photo with his teammates after they won the men's 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US
    Associated Press | August 28, 2015 8:52 pm

    BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt’s final gold medal at the Bird’s Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too. The World’s Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win Saturday in the 4×100-meter relay that came easy thanks to an American team that still hasn’t figured […]

  • United States' Ashton Eaton practices with a book before competing in the men's discus throw decathlon at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
    The Latest: Eaton leads by 131 after 7 events in decathlon
    Associated Press | August 28, 2015 8:11 pm

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 11:35 a.m. Defending champion Ashton Eaton stayed within world-record range after seven events in the decathlon, amassing 6,451 points after the discus throw. Eaton, who set the world record at 9,039 points in 2012, threw 44.34 meters and had a 131-point […]

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 - FILE -  In this Aug. 23, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio. Djokovic is the No. 1 seed for the 2015 U.S. Open. Federer is seeded second. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
    After restful summer, Federer in the swing heading into Open
    Associated Press | August 28, 2015 5:48 pm

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Roger Federer isn’t in such a rush anymore. He’s doing things his way and taking time to savor each moment. After losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, he took a month off from tournament play to be with his family and visit Africa as part of his charity work. The […]